A New York disc jockey wearing a policeman's uniform. The outfit is not a costume, it's the work uniform of New York City Police officer who takes his hobby as a DJ seriously. Lieutenant Acu Rhodes says it started as a casual pastime, but quickly became a serious devotion. So serious that Rhodes, or DJ Ace, turned it into part of the NYPD's community policing outreach. Evgeny Maslv reports from New York City, in this story narrated by Anna Rice.
In her studio in Davidsonville, Maryland, artist Linda McCarthy takes all kinds of photographs: school students, family portraits and headshots. Last year, she started a new photography project, "Survivors." It focuses on women who survived or are being treated for breast cancer. Faiza Elmasry tells us more about this project. Faith Lapidus narrates.
It is especially difficult for people with disabilities to find opportunities to develop skills and make a living. But a program in Washington is helping artists with special needs get the kind of training they need to develop their skills and earn an income. Rendy Wicaksana tell us more about the non-profit group, Art Enables and the people it helps.
In Taiwan, many villages are nearly forgotten. Young people have left for work in the cities and local trades such as fishing have declined. But more than 90 of these villages got a makeover in the past decade. Artists have painted giant, colorful murals on the walls of old buildings or streets. Two villages are especially popular and attract tourists. Instead of gray houses, they're taking in rainbow-colored art, sharks and a poodle that licks people's hands. Ralph Jennings has this report.